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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

 6:38 PM 

Moore touts Dem efforts to combat domestic violence

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee told the Democratic National Convention this evening the Dem women of the House are working to protect victims of domestic violence.

Moore introduced herself as the mother of three and the grandmother of three granddaughters. She said when Dems tried to strengthen the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans moved to weaken it and knocked the GOP for even trying to “change the definition of rape.”

She said Vice President Joe Biden wrote the Violence Against Women Act and is working along with President Barack Obama to “prevent violence for all.”

“Whether you were born on a reservation or in another country, and whether you love a man or a woman, the Democratic women of the House will fight violence against all Americans to move America forward,” Moore said.

Moore spoke to the convention as part of a "Women of the House" presentation led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. The speakers touted efforts such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the health care overhaul Dems approved that one speaker said is ensuring women are getting the preventive services they need, including birth control.

-- By JR Ross


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